‘We vomit on all these people who suddenly say they are our friends’, says #CharlieHebdo cartoonist as he scoffs at surge in support after attack

One of the surviving Charlie Hebdo cartoonists has scoffed at the surge in support for the satirical magazine after the attack, which killed eight of his colleagues and four other victims.

Bernard Holtrop, who was not in the office during the massacre on Wednesday, admitted the publication’s new found fame was ‘laughable’ and comes from people who have ‘never seen it’.

The Dutch-born artist reportedly said the provocative weekly had unexpected ‘new friends’ including the Pope, Queen Elizabeth and Vladimir Putin.